Books

We Need Diverse Books - view the printable bookmark about this unit of study

See the diverse books we discussed with 7th grade ELA Classes here. 


New Books! See one you like? Email pmslibrary@sau52.org to request it. 

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Deephaven
Who Is Taylor Swift?
Something Like Home
The Curse of Eelgrass Bog
Thirst
Future Purrfect
The Wild River and the Great Dam: The Construction of Hoover Dam and the Vanishing Colorado River
The Night War
Who Is Aaron Judge?
The Middle Ages
Sorceline
Sorceline. Book 2
Knee Deep Book One
Next Stop
The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise
Coyote Lost and Found
Charlie Thorne and the Royal Society
Evil Spy School the Graphic Novel
Whale Done
Max in the House of Spies: A Tale of World War II

Great Stone Face & Isinglass Nominees

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The Isinglass Teen Reads & Great Stone Face Books are nominated by students in grades 6-8 each year.

They are great lists to browse for books that students all over NH recommend. 

See the Great Stone Face Nominees for 2024-2025 and past winners here. 

See the Isinglass Nominees for 2024-2025 and past winners here. 

The Flume Award is chosen by and for students in grades 9-12. Many of these titles will appeal to 8th graders. 

 

Award Winners

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Below are Middle Grade 2024 Book Award Winners. The list of all winners is here

 

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2024 Book Award Winners

America Redux: Visual Stories from Our Dynamic History
2024 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults
There Goes the Neighborhood
2024 Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award
Elf Dog and Owl Head
2024 Newbery Honor Book
Something Like Home
2024 Pura Belpré Honor Book
The Blood Years
2024 Sydney Taylor Book Award
El Deafo
2024 Odyssey Award Winner for Kids 2015 Eisner Award Kids El Deafo is a graphic novel based on the author’s experiences of losing her hearing at a young age and adjusting to her new life. Transitioning from a school for the deaf to a mai...
Simon Sort of Says
2024 Newbery Honor 2024 Schneider Family Honor Book
Gather
2024 Printz Honor Book
We Still Belong
2024 American Indian Youth Literature Award
Cross My Heart and Never Lie
2024 Stonewall Book Award
Rez Ball
2024 William C. Morris Award 2024 American Indian Youth Literature Award
Alebrijes
2024 Pura Belpré Honor Book
Eagle Drums
2024 Newbery Honor Book
Good Different
2024 Schneider Family Honor Book
In Limbo
2024 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature
Ruby Lost and Found
2024 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature
Forever Is Now
2024 Schneider Family Book Award
The Dubious Pranks of Shaindy Goodman
2024 Sydney Taylor Book Award
Mexikid
2024 Pura Belpré Award 2024 Newbery Honor Book 2024 Odyssey Honor Audiobook
Aniana del Mar Jumps In
2024 Pura Belpré Honor Book
Once There Was
2024 Odyssey Honor Audiobook
The Book of Turtles
2024 Sibert Honor Book
Don't Want to Be Your Monster
2024 Sydney Taylor Book Award Silver Medalist
The Fire, the Water, and Maudie McGinn
2024 Schneider Family Book Award
Courage to Dream: Tales of Hope in the Holocaust
2024 Sydney Taylor Book Award Silver Medalist
Sisters of the Lost Marsh
2024 Odyssey Honor Audiobook
Parachute Kids: A Graphic Novel
2024 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Honor
Saints of the Household
2024 Pura Belpré Award
Mascot
2024 American Indian Youth Literature Awards Honor
Stateless
2024 Odyssey Honor Audiobook
Heroes of the Water Monster
2024 American Indian Youth Literature Awards Honor
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Reading Recommendations

You can visit our Goodreads accounts to see more of what Mrs. MickelaMs.Moore and Ms. Ring have been reading.

You don't need a Goodreads account to browse for books, and students should not create a Goodreads account unless they are over 13 and have their guardian's permission.

And More!

Don't forget audiobooks! They are my favorite way to read lately! Learn how to borrow free audiobooks.

Check out these resources for more great book ideas of all kinds:

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